Menotomy Demolition Proposal Draws Scrutiny

The Martha's Vineyard Commission grappled with a proposal to demolish the historic building that houses the Red Cat Kitchen restaurant.

County Commissioners Interview Final Three Candidates for Airport Board

Dukes County commissioners interviewed the final three candidates for three seats on the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission at their meeting Wednesday.

Island Disability Coalition Courts Local Employers

The Island Disability Coalition hosted a gathering for Island employers as part of its continuing outreach to the Martha’s Vineyard community.

Regional High School Honor Roll

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Second Quarter Honor Roll

Moonless Nights

We’ve got mostly moonless nights ahead. The moon is a thin crescent low in the eastern sky before sunrise tomorrow morning.

Funding Cuts Complicate Already Challenging Census

Faced with sharply reduced federal funding for outreach efforts, Island leaders and organizations on Martha’s Vineyard are scrambling to prepare for the 2020 census.

Voter Registration Is Up as Island Prepares for Presidential Primary

Early voting for the presidential primary election begins on Monday and town clerks around the Island report an increase in voter registration ahead of the closely watched race.

A Career of the Heart, 50 Years of Community Service

It was the late sixties and Tom Bennett, a Vineyard kid adrift in Europe, was laying in his sick bed at a hospital in Amsterdam when he thought about what he wanted to do with his life.

The Six Percent

The startling news last week that more than 1,000 people on Martha’s Vineyard were served in January alone by the Island Food Pantry is cause for both celebration and sorrow.

On the positive side, it is heartening to see that more people in need are able to get nutritious meals without the requirement of stigmatizing paperwork. People who are hungry should not have to prove it. But the sharp increase in demand over previous years, mostly among Island families, is alarming.

Quiet Island

An osprey stands on a pole by the water near East Chop. It is mid-February but warm and the osprey is comfortable, it seems, being early to the seasonal party.

But the nest is gone, blown away by winter winds, and the bird looks perplexed up there, standing alone with nowhere to roost. Beneath him, on the road, people walk in short sleeves, their winter coats and boots gathering dust at home during the Vineyard winter that wasn’t — except for a few minor cold snaps.